Cheeky Robins and garrulous Blackbirds through out winter.
The quick flit flight of the Wren with it's remarkably loud song,
the Swifts in late spring, early summer - screaming through the sky,
the Swallows in early summer, twittering on telephone lines.
Cuckoos early to mid summer - a fleeting call in distant trees.
Starlings and the few Sparrows tussle and argue all year through,
Oystercatchers chortling over head along the rivers and
Lapwings and Curlews hauntingly crying over head ......
That to me is the sound of summer in our garden!
What birds punctuate your year?
Do you 'time' your calendar by their appearance?